Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:52:12 +0100 en-gb Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44517-gosport-nurse-forced-out-of-job-after-raising-opioid-concerns-says-daughter https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44517-gosport-nurse-forced-out-of-job-after-raising-opioid-concerns-says-daughter Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter
A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years ago.…
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England Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:55:18 +0100
Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44516-drug-that-slows-the-affects-of-multiple-sclerosis-recommended-by-health-officials https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44516-drug-that-slows-the-affects-of-multiple-sclerosis-recommended-by-health-officials Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials
A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft guidance which recommends ocrelizumab for treating relapsing-remitting MS in adults. There are around 100,000 people with MS in the UK,…
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England Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:48:37 +0100
Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44514-inquiry-into-church-of-england-historic-sexual-abuse-was-botched-says-review-author https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44514-inquiry-into-church-of-england-historic-sexual-abuse-was-botched-says-review-author Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author
The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases Review in 2010 did not give a comprehensive picture of the problem and that those conducting it refused to…
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England Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:38:20 +0100
New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/44518-new-1-35-million-training-programme-for-scots-front-line-workers-dealing-with-trauma https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/44518-new-1-35-million-training-programme-for-scots-front-line-workers-dealing-with-trauma New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to psychological trauma. The Scottish Goverment announced an additional £1.35 million will be invested to create a national training programme, developed for workers…
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Scotland Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:47:40 +0100
Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44515-windrush-s-nurses-doctors-and-porters-celebrated-for-nhs-contribution https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44515-windrush-s-nurses-doctors-and-porters-celebrated-for-nhs-contribution Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution
The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
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England Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:46:22 +0100
Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/44512-scottish-government-agree-to-extend-deadline-of-historic-child-abuse-inquiry https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/44512-scottish-government-agree-to-extend-deadline-of-historic-child-abuse-inquiry Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry
A far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care in Scotland is being given more time to complete its work. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has agreed to a request from the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry chair, the Right Honourable Lady Smith, to remove the requirement…
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Scotland Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:26:13 +0100
Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44511-foster-carer-wins-substantial-damages-for-defamation-and-data-breach-from-former-agency https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44511-foster-carer-wins-substantial-damages-for-defamation-and-data-breach-from-former-agency Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency
A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for defamation, malicious falsehood and breach of the Data Protection Act against 24Seven Fostering Services. Her solicitor, Dominic Garner, told Judge Richard Parkes…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:00:17 +0100
Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44510-mother-in-family-court-case-wrongly-given-suspended-jail-term-says-senior-judge https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44510-mother-in-family-court-case-wrongly-given-suspended-jail-term-says-senior-judge Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge
A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has quashed the sentence, imposed in February by a family court judge at a hearing in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, after…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:55:39 +0100
Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44509-mother-accused-of-manslaughter-by-gross-negligence-tells-court-son-appeared-healthy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44509-mother-accused-of-manslaughter-by-gross-negligence-tells-court-son-appeared-healthy Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy
An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Burling, had experienced "fluctuations in his weight" in the years prior to June 2016, when paramedics supposedly discovered him…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:34:30 +0100
Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44508-safeguarding-review-finds-race-hate-murder-of-refugee-by-mental-health-patient-avoidable https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44508-safeguarding-review-finds-race-hate-murder-of-refugee-by-mental-health-patient-avoidable Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:25:24 +0100
Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44507-government-ministers-accused-of-being-in-absolute-denial-over-universial-credit https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44507-government-ministers-accused-of-being-in-absolute-denial-over-universial-credit Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit
Ministers were accused of being in "absolute denial" over their flagship benefit scheme after Esther McVey hailed it for showcasing "British innovation". The Work and Pensions Secretary gave a ministerial statement to the Commons to defend Universal Credit (UC) and read out positive stories and data as she addressed a…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:14:20 +0100
Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44506-significant-number-of-eu-citizens-could-fall-through-immigration-scheme-cracks https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44506-significant-number-of-eu-citizens-could-fall-through-immigration-scheme-cracks Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks'
Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers were warned that up to 200,000 EU nationals could be "left without status" if just 5% failed to register before the June 2021…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:19:35 +0100
New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44505-new-300-defence-rehabilitation-centre-could-soon-host-nhs-services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44505-new-300-defence-rehabilitation-centre-could-soon-host-nhs-services New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services
The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which was created thanks to the vision of the 6th Duke of Westminster, was formally gifted to the nation by his son at a…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:12:48 +0100
Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44504-grandparents-and-not-council-should-have-responsibility-for-boys-appeal-judges-rule https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44504-grandparents-and-not-council-should-have-responsibility-for-boys-appeal-judges-rule Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule
Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had decided that the boys, aged five and two, should be taken from the care of their mother and live with their…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:08:20 +0100
Classifying gaming addiction as mental health condition 'premature', say experts https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44503-classifying-gaming-addiction-as-mental-health-condition-premature-say-experts https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44503-classifying-gaming-addiction-as-mental-health-condition-premature-say-experts Classifying gaming addiction as mental health condition 'premature', say experts
Classifying gaming addiction as a mental health condition is premature, experts have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) included "gaming disorder" in the latest revision of its disease classification manual, describing it as a pattern of persistent gaming behaviour so severe it "takes precedence over other life interests". However, experts…
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England Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:04:48 +0100